Alexis DeJoria Racing Post Race Report- NHRA Kansas Nationals

Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

The Results:

E1: 3.963 E.T. at 321.81 MPH def. Chad Head 4.188 E.T. at 268.06 MPH
E2: 3.981 E.T. at 318.69 MPH def. by Courtney Force 3.961 E.T. at 324.05 MPH


Alexis DeJoria, Driver – Man we had a really good car all weekend long but just got outran during round two against my friend Courtney Force. We ran our best numbers this weekend in our Patrón Toyota Camry [3.875-seconds at 332.18-mph, career best E.T. and Speed, Q2]. I know it seems like I say that every week, but that’s because we keep resetting our career bests which just shows how much our team has progressed.

The Funny Car class is so incredibly competitive right now. Everyone is running so well, and now everyone is running in the 3.80s; that’s the new thing. If you’re not running a 3.80, you ain’t doing nothin’! It’s good to be one of those teams that is capable of running in the 3.80’s.  

I’m really looking forward to the upcoming East Coast races. I’ve got my East Coast family out there for support. It’s my second home and I love racing out there.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing (unofficial):

451 points, ranked 8th (previously, 9th)

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria, daughter of John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and proud owner of Tequila Patrόn, is a professional NHRA racecar driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives the Tequila Patrón-sponsored 2016 Toyota Camry. Alexis, who had all the opportunity in the world to pursue any type of career, felt strongly about following her passion, and her need for adrenaline drove her to pursue the unlikely profession of auto-racing. The determination to ‘blaze her own trail’ continues to drive her and push her to higher levels in the sport of NHRA drag racing.  

About Tequila Patrón

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